You go to the washer to pull out the laundry, only to find it displaying a washer NF error code. Now what?
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According to the Samsung error code guide, a washer Nf error code means there’s no water going into the machine. However, it might surprise you to learn that this is actually a relatively common error code for most washing machines, and in most cases, it’s a fairly easy fix too.
Several factors could be responsible for stopping the water flow to the washer. And in today’s post, we’ll unravel the common causes, and give you professional advice on what repairs should be done on the machine.
So, what are the most common issues causing the Washer Nf Error Code to pop up?
What Are The Most Common Issues Causing The Washer NF Error Code?
#1 No Water Coming Into The Machine
Before you start dialing the local appliance repair company in Abbotsford BC, check that the water is on.
It sounds simple, but it’s a common mistake that causes the Nf error code.
Check your home’s water line, as well as the outlet that the washing machine is hooked up to.
#2 Crimps Or Kinks In The Water Inlet Hose
If there’s a disruption in the water supply, the sensor won’t prick up the water entering the washer.
Unfortunately, with the “one-size-fits-all” hose length, sometimes the inlet hose may get bent out of shape over the years.
Check for kinks or crimps in the inlet hose. And if there are any, do your best to straighten out the hose to ensure an uninterrupted water in-flow.
#3 Mineral Deposits Clogging The Valve Screens
Calcium deposits are another common cause of the washer Nf code. Turn off the water and remove both the hot and cold water inlet hoses.
After removing the hoses, you’ll notice a small screen behind the inlet and outlet. Check to see that the screen filter is clean and free from mineral buildup.
Keep in mind that it’s far more common to find clogs on the cold water side.
#4 The Door Is Not Shutting, Or The Door Sensor Is Malfunctioning
If the door sensor goes on the fritz, or you don’t close the door properly, it inevitably results in an NF code.
This is because the washer is built to be smart. As such, when the door isn’t closed – the machine realizes that if it starts taking in water, it will likely leak and cause damage.
Thus, it shuts off the water supply, thus popping up this infamous error code.
#5 A Faulty Water Valve
If all the other tests produce no results, it’s likely a malfunctioning water valve causing the issue.
This problem is a hassle because it requires you to open the machine up to find the faulty part and replace it.
And while we strongly recommend that you reach out to your local appliance repair technicians – if you’re handy, you can follow this brief step-by-step guide to diagnose the issue yourself.
Pro Tip: Before you start the repair, remember to switch off the power and unplug the appliance.
The Tools You’ll Need for the Job:
A philips screwdriver
A volt/ohm multi-meter
A pair of needle-nose pliers
Here are the steps involved in diagnosing this issue:
- Locate the Philips or flat-head screws on the rear of the machine.
- Disconnect the power cable and remove the screws to slide the top back and away from the washer.
- When the top is off, you’ll see the single valve to your left, and the triple valve on the right.
- Hook up your multi-meter and plug the machine back in.
- Set the washer to cycle and test the current going to the solenoid using the multi-meter for continuity.
- If the water valve receives adequate voltage, but still fails to open, it needs replacing.
If your washing machine is acting up with a washer NF error code flashing, why go through the hassle of fixing it yourself?
If you’re not handy, a DIY job will be a frustrating experience and you may cause more damage to the washer than there was in the first place.
So, save yourself the time and trouble by contacting Abbotsford Appliance Repair Pros and asking us about our washing machine repair services in Abbotsford.
Our professional technicians will be more than happy to help you out!